Nadi International among most improved airports

Passengers at the Nadi International Airport departure terminal. The airport was recently recognised among the World's Most Improved Airports. Picture: AFL

Passengers at the Nadi International Airport departure terminal. The airport was recently recognised among the World's Most Improved Airports. Picture: AFL

FIJI’S prestigious Nadi International Airport has been recognised among top names in the World’s Most Improved Airports.

Our iconic international airport in the Jet Set town was recognised in the World’s “Most Improved Airports” category at the SKYTRAX World Airport Awards.

The awards are the most prestigious accolades for the world airport industry, voted for by airport customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey, operated every year since 1999.

The World Airport Awards represent a global benchmark of airport excellence, and are widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards.

According to Australian travel website Traveller, Nadi International Airport was placed sixth in the “Most Improved Airports” category just behind Athens International Airport and above Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Canada.

The category also included international airports such as Rome Fiumicino, Perth, Calgary, Taiwan, Taoyuan, Moscow Sheremetyevo, Houston Intercontinental and Manila.

Changi Airport in Singapore was voted the World’s Best Airport for the sixth consecutive year at the 2018 World Airport Awards.

The recognition also stems from the recent multi-million dollar upgrade project to Nadi International Airport, some of which was completed earlier this year.

This brought an overall improvement in aesthetics along with its modern features, taking new customer experiences a notch higher.

The upgraded airport which was part of a modernisation project also unveiled a slew of newly-upgraded tenancies, including new duty-free stores, and eateries such as the international restaurant chain Burger King.

The upgraded facility at the Nadi International Airport now also includes a non-denominational prayer room and a smokers’ room which are open for passengers.

Nadi International Airport welcomes more than 1.2 million international passengers and more than 450,000 domestic passengers through its gates annually.

It also handles more than 1.3 million tonnes of freight, services 20 airlines and connects Fiji to 14 international cities.

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